Photographer's rural image wins place on BBC's Countryfile calendar



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A SCENE of wintry sunlight streaming across a field of sheep at Addingham has landed an amateur photographer a place in the BBC Countryfile calendar for 2014.

'Sunlit Sheep' by Ilkley's Luke Oyston was one of 12 photographs - out of more than 32,000 entered - to be shortlisted for the 2015 calendar.

The best pictures on the theme of 'Animal Magic' were selected by comedian and keen wildlife photographer Bill Bailey, and zoologist and natural history presenter Dr Charlotte Uhlenbroek, and Countryfile presenter John Craven.

Now members of the public have until Next Thursday, September 7, to vote for their favourite, with the overall winner in line to win £1,000 of photography equipment.

The judges' favourite will also win £500 worth of equipment.

Mr Oyston, 39, shot the picture on chilly day on January, looking across a misty field towardsthe moors.

He has enjoyed photography as a hobby for about 20 years, but his interest really took off after he bought high quality equipment about three to four years ago.

Mr Oyston says he has entered the annual Countryfile photography competition several times, but this is the first year

Visit or call 09011 987601 to vote for Mr Oyston's photograph.

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